27 Apr 09
28 Apr 09 12:06 am
I do a tremendous amount of article marketing. In fact, I run an entire private training service on it.
I'm not going to plug my training service here. If you're interested in learning how I do article marketing, visit Allan Gardyne's site at associateprograms.com and search his site for "Dan Ho" and my service is mentioned in his newsletter several times.
What I willy say is article marketing is a very powerful way of generating traffic and sales...and fast. PPC is faster, but PPC has a lot more risks. There is no one size fits all for everyone. It depends on your budget.
It also depends on how many articles you are writing per day. A good, constant volume is important.The most successful members in my service make the time to write 5 articles or so a day.
Sales can happen very rapidly. Within days of submitting articles. Even sooner.
Regarding the earlier posts from members here about the disadvantages of submitting the same article to multiple directories, I do not find this to be the case. Many people write articles for the express purpose of syndication.
People are allowed to use your articles and publish them on their site.
Therefore, in theory, I see nothing wrong with writing an original article and submitting it to multiple article directories. In fact, I've seen advantages to doing so.
As for when it "takes off" that will depend greatly on the competition in your particular niche. In my own niches, I start to see a pretty good flow of traffic and sales typically when I hit about 125 articles + onward.